It may seem counterproductive and right out wrong if you forgive someone -all in good faith- but even after this kind gesture of yours, the other person doesn't forgive you. Well, let me say this right now: It's OK.
I remember talking to one of my daughters about this very subject. I told her that we forgive not because we want to be forgiven but because we want to be free. Free from what? Free from the burden of carrying a grudge, fear, rage or hate towards that person; because in time all these feelings build up and create this invisible cage, where we are not only prisoners in it but unable to get ourselves out.
There are so many bible verses that talk about this subject and one may think it's an overrated subject. Either your forgive and move on or forgive and still hold the other person accountable for not asking for forgiveness. In this case FORGIVENESS IS NOT A TWO WAY STREET. It's a personal choice.
Take this bible verse for example:
Who has ever seen a king who clothed himself in humbleness, who rode a donkey as a triumphal entrance to a city?Jesus did. And He did what seems impossible to us: To show meekness instead of pride.
Jesus is the embodiment of God on Earth and even so He didn't come and show off his godliness, he didn't gather an army to trail behind him to show power or wore fancy clothing to shine and convince us that he was a king.
He chose to show himself humble and meek, to show kindness and love. And the people could see through that: They saw his Godliness.
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,
so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
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